Tuesday, January 21, 2014

SKAD and Situational Analysis Workshop at the Tenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry

Workshop on SKAD and Situational Analysis (together with Adele Clarke) at the

Tenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, May 21-24, 2014,

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (U.S.)


Workshop Title: Mapping Discourses

Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30am

Situational Analysis (Sage, 2005), developed by Adele Clarke, offers powerful suggestions for moving grounded theory around the postmodern turn, drawing upon Foucault and others. One main strategy is integrating discourse analysis into GT-research. Situational Analysis proposes the use of positional maps in order to account for discourses as elements of situations, aspects often unattended to in American qualitative research. The sociology of knowledge approach to discourse (SKAD), developed by German sociologist Reiner Keller, is now available in English (Doing Discourse Research, Sage, 2012). Situated in the interpretative paradigm it draws on Berger & Luckmann’s sociology of knowledge and also includes Foucauldian concepts. SKAD’s theoretical basics, methodological reflections and methods of discourse research share common arguments with Situational Analysis while proposing tools like the analysis of interpretative schemes, classifications, structures of phenomena and others.

The session will introduce the basics of both Situational Analysis and SKAD, concentrating on concrete tools and ways of doing research and mapping discourses.

Further events with Reiner Keller from the official program:

Spotlight: The Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse (SKAD) I

Friday, 4:00 - 5:20 (FLB G36)

Chair: Reiner Keller

General Outline of the Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse, Reiner Keller, University of Augsburg

Reading referenda – a comparative discourse analysis of the three failed referenda on the EU Constitutional or Lisbon Treaty in France, the Netherlands and Ireland,
Wolf Sch√ľnemann, Institute for Political Science, Heidelberg University
Classification as ‘Practice’ in Public Health Discourses on Infectious Diseases and Migrants: A Sociology of Knowledge Approach,
Hella Von Unger, Munich University (LMU), Institute for Sociology, Germany, Penelope Scott, Munich University (LMU), Institute for Sociology, Germany, and Dennis Odukkoya, Munich University (LMU), Institute for Sociology, Germany
Newspaper’s Production of Latin American Identity: A Discursive Analysis in Three Waves of Immigration in Quebec (1973-2011), 
Guadalupe Escalante-Rengifo, Laval University

Spotlight: The Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse (SKAD) II

Saturday, 8:00 - 9:20 (FLB G36)

Chair: Reiner Keller

Between Policies and the Unintended Consequences – the Role of the Governing and the Governed Communist Officials in China
Shaoying Zhang, University of Southampton
The discursive construction of emissions trading in documents,
Arno Simons,Technical University Berlin, Germany
The Hegemony of Higher Education Cooperation in ASEAN: Building Towards Integration or Manufacturing Consent,
Anna-Katharina Hornidge, Bonn University

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